Department Chair:
Nancy Darling

Administrative Assistant:
Joan Gleason, Severance Hall Building Rep. Academic Year-Severance Hall room reservations email Summer-Severance Hall room reservations email

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8355
Fax: (440) 775-8356

Severance Hall
120 West Lorain
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: Academic Year - Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Summer Hours June to August - Monday through Friday TBD

Paul Thibodeau

Paul Thibodeau

Assistant Professor

Contact Information


Severance Hall 213
(440) 775-5152

Personal Office Hours:
2016-2017 On Leave

Personal Web Site:

Paul Thibodeau

Paul Thibodeau

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Swarthmore College, 2006
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 2012

I am a cognitive psychologist interested in language. I teach Cognitive Psychology, Advanced Methods in Cognitive Psychology, Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and a seminar on Language and Thought. My lab investigates some of the ways that language influences cognition. One of our primary interests in in how people process metaphors and use metaphors to think.